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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:14 PM

14. That slogan came from a cheesy late 60's "youth subculture" exploitation film.

It was seized upon and popularized by the media and the older generation to demean the intents of the youth. Nobody that was serious bought into it.
A lot of these kids you're talking about are in their 30s and 40s. The path to taking power in the world has been open to them for decades.
I'm reminded of the 2000 election, Gore/Bush. 65% of the 'youth vote' didn't bother to show up. And so they missed their best chance to not only prevent the Iraq War, but to elect the only presidential candidate that wanted to take climate change seriously. They didn't show up, but they put the blame on those of us who did show up. That's just sooooo Woke.
The dismissive Ageism of 'ok boomer' is the last sanctuary of bigotry among the perfected Woke. They defend against that charge by saying Boomer doesn't mean Baby Boomer. what does it mean then? It means "Old White Guy". Very cute, very clever, very insulting, very woke.
But gosh, maybe they'll show up this time, right? Or will they exercise the Power of the Pout again.
I'm just trembling with hope and anticipation.
ha.

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